The importance of maintenance at the mill

One can never overemphasize the importance of good maintenance and proper useage of olive oil machinery. 

Critical moment: Olive sprouting

Between February and May, depending on the winter temperatures to which the olive tree is subjected, the sprouting of the flower buds occurs and the most important flux of vegetative growth of the year happens.

8 Key Steps for Obtaining Top Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Imagine: a new campaign is about to begin.  You already know the different phases and machineries that will enter into action, and you are very clear about what your objective is: to bring the best EVOO to the market.

Nutrition Olive Tree: Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium in involved in various metabolic processes, and also has a high structural component in leaves and wood.

Factors that influence the quality of olive virgin oil

When we talk about the quality of virgin olive oils, we already know that the highest quality is that of extra virgin olive oil. We have seen how to classify a virgin olive oil we need two types of analytics: physical and chemical and sensory. 

Key moments when the olive tree should not suffer water stress

We should not think of the olive tree as a vegetable, or as a citric or subtropical tree, since those plants developed in environments where there was never any water stress. The olive tree is adapted to water stress during the moments of least physiological activity, and we...

Maximum light exposure for leaves and fruit and minimum density crown

The more light exposure the leaves and fruit get, the greater the production of photoassimilates, and hence, the greater the growth of sprouts and fruits = more production.

Olive tree pruning

"Who plows an olive tree, asks for fruit, who fertilizes it, insists on it, who prunes it, forces the tree to give it to him." Lucius Columela Siglo I The olive tree consists mainly of two parts, an aerial part, and another root part. Between them, it is important that there is...

The concept of limiting factor and the nitrogen

Apart from CO2, water and sunlight, plants need mineral nutrients for their metabolism. Without these nutrients, the plant cannot complete its life cycle.

Total, partial and no tilling and bare soil year round

This is the oldest technique of all. Tilling is done several times a year, which totally eliminates weeds. Tilling is more or less deep, depending on the time of year, to improve infiltration and diminish evaporation from the soil. Tilled land is actually a kind of cover,...

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